21 June 2012
Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
signed and dated 'Francis Picabia 1947' (lower left)
oil on board
28½ x 36 in. (72.5 x 91.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1938 and in 1947
Pulin collection, Milan.
Enrico Baj, Milan.
Acquired by the previous owner in Italy in the 1970s; sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 June 2007, lot 385.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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M. Sanouillet, Picabia, Paris, 1964, p. 136 (illustrated).
M.L. Borràs, Picabia, Paris, 1985, no. 870 (illustrated p. 492).
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Francis Picabia, 1967 (illustrated).
This painting is sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Picabia.
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